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Test Code Procalcitonin Procalcitonin

Clinical System Name

Procalcitonin

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Gold SST

Preferred Vol: 2.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.0 mL

 

**Note:  If collecting microtainers, please provide 2 full gold tops.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: CPA refrigerator, Send Outs rack.

 

Off-site collection: Spin blood, aliquot, and send refrigerated sample.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Room temp

2 h

Serum Refrigerated 48 h
Separated serum Frozen

2 w

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
Y Daily  1 d

 

**Note: See "Send Out Instructions" below.

Performing Laboratory

Northwest Hospital

Chemistry Laboratory

1550 N 115th St., A-200

Seattle, WA 98133
 

Phone Number: (206) 668-1776

Department

Department: Send Outs

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

Methodology

Method: Enzyme Linked Fluorescent Assay (ELFA)

Analytical Volume: 300 mcL serum

Limitations:

CPT Codes

84145 

Send Out Instructions

Reference Test Name:

Procalcitonin (NWH)

Reference Test Number:

PROCNW

Instructions:

Monday through Friday, Procalcitonin samples are batched at 1200 PM and picked up by a DeliveryExpress courier. STAT Procalcitonin requests should be sent on ice packs via DeliveryExpress to Northwest Hospital Laboratory (NWH). After hours or on weekends, batch in MayoAccess, apply the white MayoAccess label over the yellow Cerner label, and send sample and batch sheet on ice packs to NWH via DeliveryExpress (CPA - NWH Chem Lab).